November 25, 2011 - Technology
Sigma InfoTech-Web Design Sydney
Essential Skills in Website Design and Graphic
Website design and graphic design are two different experiences
and require different sets of skills.
Website design and graphic design are two different
genres. While graphic design is about designing for print,
website design is all about designing for the web. More
often than not people consider graphic designing and
website designing as one and the same thing. Just
because a designer is good at one doesn't mean he'll be
good at the other as well.
Graphic design is commonly used for creating corporate
logos, advertisements, publications and product
packaging. Moreover, it is used in web design as well. So
when graphic design is used in website design, does that
make these two genres the same? The answer is NO.
There are different sets of skills required by a web designer and graphic designer. While
some skills might be common, there still are others that are exclusive to each
There are some common skills that a graphic designers as well as a web designer must
-Attention to details
-Graphic design basics and website design basics (both the genres are closely related
and so knowledge about them would be beneficial for both type of designers)
Skills required in website design:
Despite the shared skills, a web designer should also learn certain skills that a graphic
designer may not be aware of. Some of these skills are:
1.HTML- For beginners HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) is the starting point in
web design. HTML is the fundamental skill which is used for creating web pages. It uses
tags to open and close a passage of text.
2.CSS- Cascading Style Sheets is another fundamental skill in web design that helps in
converting the HTML codes into the formatted web page normally seen on a website. It
deals with the look and format of each web page with respect to the colours, text, fonts
and borders etc.
HTML. This language enhances the feature of interactivity of a web page by adding
dynamic content. The JS is embedded within the HTML code.
4.SEO- A web designer has to ensure that the site is search engine-friendly. He has to
understand the basics of search engine optimisation and incorporate its features in the
design in order to help the website gain more exposure and visibility on the Internet.
Skills required in graphic design:
Just like website design, graphic design too requires a different set of skills. Some of
these skills are:
1.Sketching/Drawing- This is the basic skill that a graphic designer must have to
graphically depict his ideas on paper. The designer can also learn a variety of computer
software to improve his sketching ability.
2.Typography- It is the art of type design and requires a firm understanding of font
families, use of line-height, kerning and tracking. A graphic designer must learn the
difference between families and styles of type and when to best use them.
3.Print Design & Layout- An understanding of digital print production is a pre-requisite
for a graphic designer. The use of page layout programs such as Adobe, InDesign and
Quark is essential. The designer should have a thorough knowledge of the printing
process to understand the use of colour space.
4.Photography- This is an add-on skill that can further improve the ability of a graphic
designer to impress his clients. Using a digital camera, the designer can adequately
illuminate the subject.
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Sigma Infotech (www.sigmainfotech.com.au) is a web design firm that understands
taking business to the web. Our website development team includes the best website
designers, web developers, application developers, web designers, graphic designers,
and search engine optimisers who can design and customise a website design to suit
the needs of your unique business.
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